Master of Fine Arts Program

Associate professor of art Barry Perlus responding to the work of Richard Zimmerman (M.F.A. '18), during the all-faculty critique of the M.F.A. group show AFter karaoKE.
Associate professor of art Barry Perlus responding to the work of Richard Zimmerman (M.F.A. '18), during the all-faculty critique of the M.F.A. group show AFter karaoKE.
Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Christine Elfman during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery.
Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Christine Elfman during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery.
Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) presents his paintings during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique.
Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) presents his paintings during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Carl Ostendarp discussing the sculpture of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Carl Ostendarp discussing the sculpture of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery.
Na Chainkua Reindorf (M.F.A. '17) presenting at the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery.
Na Chainkua Reindorf (M.F.A. '17) presenting at the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery.
Clayton Skidmore (M.F.A. '17) responding to Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) in the Tjaden Gallery.
Clayton Skidmore (M.F.A. '17) responding to Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) in the Tjaden Gallery.
Jerry Lim (M.F.A. '17) responds to photographs by Sasha Phyars-Burgess (M.F.A. '18).
Jerry Lim (M.F.A. '17) responds to photographs by Sasha Phyars-Burgess (M.F.A. '18).
Department of Art Chair and Associate Professor Michael Ashkin critiques the work of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery.
Department of Art Chair and Associate Professor Michael Ashkin critiques the work of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery.
Gabriel Ramos (M.F.A. '18) discussing his work in the Experimental Gallery.
Gabriel Ramos (M.F.A. '18) discussing his work in the Experimental Gallery.
Diana Clarke (M.F.A. '17) presenting her work in the Experimental Gallery.
Diana Clarke (M.F.A. '17) presenting her work in the Experimental Gallery.
Alex Jahani  (M.F.A. '18) presenting his paintings in the Experimental Gallery.
Alex Jahani (M.F.A. '18) presenting his paintings in the Experimental Gallery.
Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Linda Norden, at right, during M.F.A. presentations in Tjaden Gallery.
Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Linda Norden, at right, during M.F.A. presentations in Tjaden Gallery.
Kate Huffman (M.F.A. '18) with her painting in the Experimental Gallery.
Kate Huffman (M.F.A. '18) with her painting in the Experimental Gallery.
Associate professor of art Barry Perlus responding to the work of Richard Zimmerman (M.F.A. '18), during the all-faculty critique of the M.F.A. group show AFter karaoKE. Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Christine Elfman during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery. Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) presents his paintings during the M.F.A. all-faculty critique. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Carl Ostendarp discussing the sculpture of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery. Na Chainkua Reindorf (M.F.A. '17) presenting at the M.F.A. all-faculty critique in Tjaden Gallery. Clayton Skidmore (M.F.A. '17) responding to Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) in the Tjaden Gallery. Jerry Lim (M.F.A. '17) responds to photographs by Sasha Phyars-Burgess (M.F.A. '18). Department of Art Chair and Associate Professor Michael Ashkin critiques the work of Madeleine Cichy (M.F.A. '17) in the Experimental Gallery. Gabriel Ramos (M.F.A. '18) discussing his work in the Experimental Gallery. Diana Clarke (M.F.A. '17) presenting her work in the Experimental Gallery. Alex Jahani (M.F.A. '18) presenting his paintings in the Experimental Gallery. Department of Art Visiting Lecturer Linda Norden, at right, during M.F.A. presentations in Tjaden Gallery. Kate Huffman (M.F.A. '18) with her painting in the Experimental Gallery.

The two-year Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program is an intensive, intimate, and diverse community that supports both interdisciplinary and medium-specific practices, augmented by access to the breadth of fields of study across the university. Students work closely with a special advisory committee consisting of Department of Art and affiliate faculty of their choosing in addition to an average of 15 artists and critical practitioners that come to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) to lecture and conduct individual M.F.A. studio visits. The Department of Art hosts two distinguished Teiger Mentors in the Arts annually and provides both experimental and formal exhibition opportunities in Ithaca and NYC. The program also features access to exceptional resources and facilities, an exploratory international travel experience, graduate assistantships, and generous tuition remission.


Update

As of December 17, 2021, the Department of Art at Cornell AAP and Cornell Graduate School will pause the acceptance of applications for our Master of Fine Arts program for the 2022–23 academic year. We thank you for your patience and understanding as the college plans for transformative updates to The Foundry, a historical building housing the art department's private M.F.A. studios, flex spaces, and sculpture studio.  

 We look forward to reopening a state-of-the-art facility to our community as soon as the renovation is complete. 

We expect to open applications later this year. Please contact the AAP Admissions team at artinfo@cornell.edu for more information.
 


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